Some council members wanted more time to consider the matter
Charleston City joined over 40 other coastal communities that have decided to vote against allowing offshore drilling near the coast. The city council voted 7-5 to support a resolution opposing seismic testing and offshore drilling, reports the local Post and Courier.

“Not only are our economies largely based on the vitality of our coastal resources, but culturally, we identify with our coastal heritage,” Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said in formal comments to the Bureau of Ocean an...

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